Errol Spence Jr has one month to decide if he wants activate his contractual rematch clause and take on Terence Crawford, and things remain up in the air whether he will or not.
At the press conference following their undisputed showdown at the T-Mobile Arena, a downbeat Spence expressed a desire to take on Crawford again, though added he would much prefer a second fight to take place up in weight at light middleweight.
And Shawn Porter, who fought both men, believes firmly that ‘The Truth’ should have another pop at three weight world champion Crawford.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Porter explained how Spence could have more joy in a second fight with Crawford, especially if it was to take place at 154lbs.
“From a fighter and a business perspective, he [Spence] has to say – ‘I want to move up and I want to have this rematch.’ If he does not say that, then he has not initiated things or activated that rematch clause.
He’s going to go home, talk to the team and they’re going to analyse things and figure it out.
I’m an advocate for the rematch, I believe whole heartedly in Errol Spence.
He has the ability to make adjustments, he has the ability to come in stronger at 154 and mentally he’s so strong. This is a wrinkle on his career, and I think he’ll want to fix that wrinkle.”
Unfortunately for him, Spence will not get to decide what weight class any such rematch takes place at, as Saturday night’s victor Crawford can now dictate all the terms if they are to do it all again.
A second fight between the two Americans could prove to be a difficult sell regardless, such was Crawford’s dominance in Las Vegas.